Shares down almost 5% today, possibly due to gold price and company going ex dividend. Having bought the shares before at prices around 340p, I have bought more at 245p, a figure not seen for some time (around June, July 2010 I believe). Recent company results looked pretty good. I am hoping for a recovery to 300p and above. Time will tell!
19 Apr '12
Re: hathat, JOHNMG
My best guess is that the price is down at the moment due to changes in gold prices. The business holds a lot of gold and makes a large percentage of its profit through buying and selling gold.
19 Apr '12
Why oh why
...is this price so low? I share your feelings, Hathat. Does anyone understand?
28 Mar '12
Been following HAT for a while and bought in at around 330. can't understand why the shares have dropped since the final results which to me seemed overall positive. Am I missing something huge here or are shares extremely cheap with a lop p/e and reasonably high growth? Help is much appreciated!
10 Mar '12
From **************: Friday 9th March 2012 Competition The UK-Analyst Friday Competition is back. This week's prize is a copy of Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser (RRP25.00). For a chance of winning send us your funniest caption for the picture below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Monday morning. The Markets Strong US payroll figures boosted global sentiment on Friday, helping equity markets to rise for a third consecutive day. 227,000 workers were added to company payrolls in February, 17,000 higher than the median estimate, with the December and January figures both being revised upwards. A successful Greek debt swap also encouraged buyers to move back into the market, moving the country just inches away from securing its second bailout package. At the London close the Dow Jones was up by 36.97 points at 12,944.91 and the Nasdaq was up by 10.52 points at 2,647.70. In London the FTSE 100 rose by 26.76 points to 5,887.49; the FTSE 250 finished 69.60 points ahead at 11,527.96; the FTSE All-Share gained 18.31 points to 3,057.70; and the FTSE AIM Index grew by 5.43 points to 810.75. Broker Notes Singer Capital reiterated its "buy" rating for St. Ives (SIV) with an increased target price of 129p, from 126p. The printing company has made rapid development in the marketing sector,and the broker expects it to account for 32% of EBIT by 2013, from just 2.1% in 2011. Additionally, Singer noted that the book printing business is outperforming the market, while the remaining divisions have been reorganised and should be profitable from now on. The broker pointed to a low earnings ratio for the year ending July 2012 of just 5.7 times and a dividend of 6.6%. Shares in St. Ives lost 0.75p to 81.25p. WH Ireland initiated coverage on Falkland Islands Holdings (FKL) with with a "buy" recommendation and 457p target price. The broker said that the conglomerate's three main businesses of retail, ferry service and art storage & installation are undervalued on a sum of the parts basis and are also market leaders in their respective industries. WH Ireland added that the firm's 4% stake in exploration company Falkland Oil & Gas offers a defensive investment in the hydrocarbon sector. The shares were unchanged at 387p. ADVERTISEMENT Latest small cap tip out now on WatsHot.com Get two new meticulously-researched small cap tips each month Plus frequent updates and a daily column from editor James Faulkner Just £73 for a year's membership by direct debit (Ã‚Â£87.60 by card/cheque/Paypal) Click here to join WatsHot.com now Shore Capital kept its "buy" recommendation for H&T (HAT) as the pawnbroker continued its expansion programme, opening 25 new stores over the year ended 31st December 2011, brining the total to 160. Shore also noted the growing demand for the company's services, with its pledge book growing 18% to 46.6 mi
8 Mar '12
Very healthy EPS reported above expectation. I did like the fact that HAT's reliance on GOLD is reducing and this will only increase over time. Divi increase should attract some support, not surprised to see a drop...... lots of small 'signal' trades back end .. dunno what the message is though. Suspect I will need to wait for a couple of weeks until the SP settles before adding. I do think that £4 is achievable though might take more than a few weeks. All in all very satisfied with the statement today and could not see any negatives.
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